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twissty

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I aquired about 14litres of Pom juice the other day.

It's a few days past it's expiration date, but it tastes ok, so I decided to try some pomagranate wine.

7 litres of pom juice + water to 6 US gallons,
white sugar to 1.080 SG,
5 campden tabs, crushed and dissolved
yeast nutrient (i forget how much, but it was according to package directions)
Lalvin EC-1118 champagne yeast.

I thought about adding a pinch of acid blend, but i dont have the means of testing acid content. The must tasted ok to me, so i left it out.

Any suggestions or comments?
 

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Was the juice concentrated to begin with? Thats a lot of water if it was straight strength.
 

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If you are not sure about the acidity of the wine I would hold off until it is completed. If it tastes a little flabby or flat then acid is needed. I have never made a pomagranate wine so I don't know which type of acid to add if needed.
 

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Was the juice concentrated to begin with? Thats a lot of water if it was straight strength.
The S.G of the juice itself was 1.070

I've still got a couple of litres of undiluted juice left that I froze and a 6.5 gallon carboy, so i could top up with straight juice next time that I rack it.

This stuff took off quickly, and was ready for the secondary after only a few days.


My approach was to treat it like a fruit wine. My wife likes wine a bit on the lighter side, so I was aiming for something moderate, around 10% abv or so
 

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This sounds delicious. I love pomegranites, but the Pom juice is so expensive. Is there a source to get it inexpensively in bulk?
 

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This sounds delicious. I love pomegranites, but the Pom juice is so expensive. Is there a source to get it inexpensively in bulk?
It retails here for about $10-$12CDN for a 1.4 litre container, so you're looking at about $50-$60 for 7 litres of juice in this recipe.

The other ingredients would be less than $10, so the total would be similar to a low -to mid range wine kit. When you figure the price per bottle, it's really not that much.

All I need now is some patience to let it work itself out and see how it turns out!
 

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Well.. I racked it off yesterday and it's looking quite promising. It's clearing nicely and has a nice colour to it. sg is now 1.000, so it's about 10½% alcohol. It's fairly light in body, but thats what I was going for. I'm glad I didn't add any acid blend. I'll probably let it age in bulk over the winter and then bottle it so it's ready for summer. Maybe I'll even try sweetening and carbonating a few bottles.

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I have a wine aging right now that was made out of the
arils from 30 handpicked pomegranates, 6-7lbs of Red Grapes, 1 tangerine, 1 1/2 grapefruits, 2 lemons and 3 plums. its looking nice can't wait for the day I have m first drink. that just about how mine looks. its kinda red-orange, but purple when in the carboy.
 
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twissty

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I bottled it tonight!

Very nice colour. Right now it tastes very much like a zinfandel. It should be awesome by summer.

Last week I added Sorbate. I filtered it through a #2 filter when I bottled.

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Looking and sounding great Twissty, congrads. Read quite a few threads in here regarding pomegranite wine, and it is spoken highly of.
 
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made pom wine from concentrate
needed to add acid and some syrup.
turned out ok but wouldn't clear
I put the bottles out in freezing weather upside down.
cleared beautifully taste was wonderful
 

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